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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

 
 
Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 14, 2018
1. Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Marker
This marker with updated text replaced an older marker in 2018.
Inscription.
Templo y convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen
La orden Carmelita fundó este conjunto religloso en 1614 dedicado a santa Teresa de Jesús, justo sobre la ruta del Camino Real de Tierra Adentro que pasaba por Querétaro hacia las minas de Guanajuato y Zacatecas. En 1863, como consecuencia de la reforma liberal de Juárez, se expropió el convento y funcionó como cuartel hospital, armería y fábrica de municiones durante el Sitio de Querétaro. En 1875 el espacio se recuperó a favor de la Iglesia.

En su nave principal destaca la imagen de la Virgen del Carmen y se resguarda un bulto del Señor de los Trabajos. Su atrio funcionó también como Mercado.

English:
Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Carmelites founded this religious complex in 1614, along the route of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Silver Route) which passed through Querétaro from the mines in Guanajuato and Zacatecas. In 1863, the friars were evicted by the Laws of Reform and the site was later used as a barracks, a hospital, an armory, and an ammunition factory during the Siege of Querétaro in 1867. Its bells were melted down to make shrapnel that was used in the conflict that overthrew Maximilian of Habsburg.

In its central nave it features an image of Our Lady of Mounte Carmel.
The previous Del Carmen Temple and Convent Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
2. The previous Del Carmen Temple and Convent Marker
This previous marker was replaced in 2018. Its text read:

Templo y Convento Del Carmen
Los padres carmelitas descalzos de la Provincia de San Alberto de México, llegaron a la ciudad en 1602. En 1614 fundaron y dedicaron este templo y convento, bajo la advocación de Santa Teresa de Jesús.
El conjunto arquitectónico, sobrio y sencillo, fue edificado bajo la dirección de Fray Antonio de San Miguel Segura. Para la construcción, se contó con el apoyo pecuniario de Don Francisco de Medina y su esposa Doña Isabel González. Hacia 1685 se hicieron obras de ampliación y reestructuración, a expensas del Br. Pbro. Don Juan Caballero y Osio.
En el altar mayor se aloja una notable escultura de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, patrona de la orden.
Here is also the Lord of Works, who is still venerated by the locals. Its atrium used to function as a market, today is a picturesque square at the corner of streets Morelos and Juárez. Some Carmelites continue to inhabit the convent.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Location. 20° 35.697′ N, 100° 23.613′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker can be reached from Calle José María Morels 0 kilometers west of Calle Benito Juárez, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cantina "El Puerto de Mazatlán" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana (about 150 meters away); Temple and former Convent of San Antonio (about 180 meters away); Residence of Epigmenio and Emeterio González (about 210 meters away); Monument to Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez (about 210 meters away); Manuel de la Peña y Peña (about 210 meters away); House of Mariano Lara (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Benjamin N. Velasco Military Institute (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
More about this marker.
The previous Del Carmen Temple and Convent Marker English text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
3. The previous Del Carmen Temple and Convent Marker English text
This previous marker was replaced in 2018. Its text read:

Del Carmen Temple and Convent
The barefooted Carmelites (Carmelitas descalzos) from the Province of San Alberto, Mexico, arrived to the city in 1602. In 1614 they founded and devoted this temple and convent to Saint Teresa de Jesús (Santa Teresa de Jesús).
The architectonic complex, sober and simple, was built under the orders of Fray Antonio de San Miguel Segura. To build it, they had the financial support of Don Francisco de Medina and his wife, Doña Isabel Gonzalez. By 1685, they carried out extension and restructure of the works, under the responsibility of Bachelor, Father Don Juan Caballero y Osio.
The principal Altar houses a remarkable sculpture of Our Lady Del Carmen, Patron Saint of the order.
The marker was replaced in 2018 with updated text but in the same location as a marker with a similar name. The marker also mentions that the area is part of the Zone of Historical Monuments of Querétaro (Zona de Monumentos Históricos de Querétaro) as part of its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & Religion
 
Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 14, 2018
4. Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Marker
The 2018 marker is to the left of the entrance to the temple.
Del Carmen Temple and Convent and the previous marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
5. Del Carmen Temple and Convent and the previous marker
The previous marker was to the left of the temple's main entrance, directly under the ficus tree.
The image of Our Lady of Mounte Carmel image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 14, 2018
6. The image of Our Lady of Mounte Carmel
This image is mentioned in the marker text.
Statues in front of Del Carmen Temple and Convent image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 27, 2015
7. Statues in front of Del Carmen Temple and Convent
These statues are directly to the left of the marker, also under the ficus tree.
The dome of the Del Carmen Temple and Convent image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2018
8. The dome of the Del Carmen Temple and Convent
An interior view of the Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 14, 2018
9. An interior view of the Temple and Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on June 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on November 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on June 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   7. submitted on November 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   8. submitted on May 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   9. submitted on June 10, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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